6263
38 votes

Peteetong Gentlemen, I have a traffic law oriented question for the great George Stein that I've been dying to ask him. Unfortunately, I always seem to be driving to work in the morning when he shows up in your studio, and I'm one of those rare breed that actively tries to avoid talking on the ...


3222
16 votes
Expired Tag Ticket in Atlanta  asked 21 Jun 2010
I forgot about renewing my tag after my birthday and got a ticket for an expired tag shortly after my birthday. This is the first ticket for that I've ever gotten. I recieved my ticket by an atlanta city police officer in the city of Atlanta. He told me when he gave me the ticket that I could ch...

3024
17 votes

Good morning Mr. Stein. I have a question concerning the accuracy of information written on a Traffic Citation. A couple weeks ago, I was cited for 2 tickets. Failure to Stop at a Stop sign and speeding 50 in a 35. The officer said that I didn't touch my brakes as I approached the stop sign at a ...


2331
17 votes

George, I have been listening to you for years on the Regular Guys and always get a good laugh from your segments and the unfortunate souls who run upon the wrong side of the law. I could never identify with them until now. Here is my problem. Park Atlanta is a parking management sub contracto...


2152
4 votes
Littering ticket  asked 4 Jan 2010

My girlfriend got a ticket in Rockdale county for throwing a cigarette butt out her car win dow. She called to get her fine amount and was told it is $700. She is going to go to court to try to fi...


1971
2 votes

I was pulled over for a traffic offense, the officer knew a relative of mine as he put it, "on a personal and professional basis". He engaged me in conversation about htis person, and after the stop, he call his sister-in-law, whom this relative is friends with, and told all about pulling me ove...


1837
7 votes
I failed to make a complete stop in a neighborhood, and forgot the court date. Just remembered and looked it up online. Can pay online, I'm 5 days late. Should I pay it, would they allow it to be rescheduled and would it be possible to get fee reduced and no points? Was in Fulton County...

1424
2 votes
Hi George, loyal listener of the regular guys here. I, against better judgement now, plead guilty to a charge of simple battery in April of 2004 or 2005, can't exactly remember and don't want to have to look it up. I won't get into the details of what happened and why for time sake, but I hav...

1399
4 votes
I got nailed going 86 in a 70 zone on 75 near Dalton. My uncle-in-law (a lawyer, not criminal) called about the charge and was told that the super-speeder was four points on my record and that I needed to ask the judge to go to Defensive Driving school. There was no attempt to ask to drop the sp...

1338
17 votes

Hello George, I am a long time listener of The Regular Guys, and just love your segment. I wasn't able to call in this morning. Sister had garage sale (dumb move) and sold husband's lawnmower to neighbor's adult kid for more $$ than husband told her to when husband wasn't there. Husband came h...


1211
3 votes

My brother got a DUI and possession charge. The advice he was given by an attorney is that in Cobb, as a first offender, the Public Defender could get it reduced and nolo contendre would apply. Any thoughts? I think he's being a dumb a&& not calling you, by the way.

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1177
2 votes
I was pulled over at a check point @ 9:40am in Buford, GA. It was raining, and I recieved a citation for not having my headlights on. In violation of code 40-8-20. I thought you were only required to have headlights on while raining on highways. Are headlights required to be on in the rain a...

1154
0 votes
Large speeding ticket.  asked 4 Jan 2010

I was stopped 1 mile from my exit in late November at 1:30 in the morning traveling at 114 MPH in a 70 MPH zone by a city patrol on I 85. No excuse, just taking advantage of open road and my enjoyment of speed. Have 1-19-10 court date. Any tricks to saving some points/cash? The weather was clear...


1152
3 votes
Ticket for wrong way  asked 12 Feb 2011
First, love you on the radio! You sound like such a good guy! So handsome, too! Second, I was a victim of a street trap. I was in downtown Atlanta and was carefully driving, and very slow, I might add. I know that the streets are tricky. I came to an intersection where there were at least ...

1141
2 votes

Good afternoon George, I didn't get time to go on air to ask my question on today's Regular Guys show so here is my brief situation. I was a part of my friends wedding in Florida over the weekend. It all started when we were leaving the wedding reception at the bride's father's golf course. I...


1138
2 votes
Loitering or Prowling  asked 24 May 2010

My 19 year old son went to pick up a friend from his apartment complex. When he arrived, the fri

end was in a car with some other people smoking marijuana. My son was sitting in his car, ...


1136
2 votes

Habitual Violator [40-8-58]; DUI-DRUGS AND ALCOHOL [40-6-391A4]; Possession of open alcohol container [40-6-253]. These are my charges!! I have already gave $300, to an attorney; without signing anything. Naive, that I'm. She now wants $2200, more tomorrow. I am hoping to get t...


1134
2 votes
LaborLawyer Referal  asked 30 Jul 2012
Hi George. I need to talk to a labor lawer. Please refer one to me. Thanks!...

1134
2 votes
Squatters rights  asked 30 Jul 2010
My next door neighbor has moved out of state and has decided to "let the bank have his home" according to another neighbor. There is no for sale sign nor a forclosure notice. It could be that this is one of those things that has fallen through the cracks paperwork wise and NO ONE is claiming owner...

1106
3 votes

I would like your advice please on the following but I didn't want to go on the radio with this story since it sounds so white trash. A few years ago my ex husband had our son arrested for domestic violence for getting into a fight at the school bus stop with his own brother after the younger o...


1093
2 votes
traffic ticket  asked 30 Apr 2012
My 16 year old daughter rear ended someone. She was given a ticket for following to closley. Going to traffic court on May 9th in Forsyth Co. GA. Not sure how to plead. Not intersted in fighting the charge just trying to lower fine and points on lisence....

1091
2 votes
There is a large lot of undeveloped land behind my home and a tree fell from their property into mine. It knocked down our fence, swingset, and one of our trees. I called Cobb County thinking it was county property but found out that it is owned by someone else. I have the name of the woman who own...

1076
4 votes
Super Speeder  asked 29 Apr 2012
Ok so I was busted in a 45 mph zone going 71mph in Milledgeville. Does this constitute anything from the super speeder law? I have only read so far that the law only comes in effect for going 75mph on a two lane road and 85mph on a Ga highway. I was on a 4 lane (two lanes going one direction, two ...

1076
3 votes
Red Light Camera  asked 11 Dec 2011
My wife ran a red light in a car that was registered to me in Athens GA. It was sent in my name. I can prove that I was at work at the time of the picture. Should I pay the ticket?...

1054
0 votes
DUI Charged as Felony  asked 10 Nov 2010
My father had been charged with a DUI in Cobb county last year. The DUI resulted in an accident. He had no priors. He was charged with a misdemeanor charge for DUI and a felony charge for the accident in which he was sentenced 12 months and 10 yrs probation. He has served his time and also is fi...

1028
3 votes
I was issued two citations. First, driving without a buckled seat belt (I almost always buckle up, but not this morning.) Second, crossing the "gore" while trying to enter I285 Westbound, going south on 141/Peachtree Industrial Blvd. I don't believe I crossed the gore, for reasons I can discuss l...

1017
2 votes
Speeding Ticket  asked 25 May 2010
I got a speeding ticket in Ashburn, GA which is 160 miles from my home in Atlanta. It was for 88 in a 70. They want $374.00 to pay the fine before the court date with a guilty plea. The court date is scheduled for June 3rd. I guess my question is what would you advise me to do? $374 is a lot of m...

999
2 votes
Speeding ticket  asked 25 Jan 2011
I was recently pulled over on ga. 400 by A.P.D. for doing 88 in a 55. Does this make me a super speeder? Should I hire an attorney to try to minimize the damage to my otherwise good driving record?...

969
0 votes
Is it true that the court must give you a fair and speedy trial within the 45 days of arraignment? I received a speeding ticket on 8-6-10. Had my arraignment on 9-7-10, and now have a trial date of 6-3. Can this be dismissed based on the fair and speedy trial defense?...

945
0 votes
traffic accident  asked 17 Feb 2010

On Friday febuary 12th, I was in fender bender on cumming highway. It was bumper to bumper trafic and I hit a slick spot on the bridge over the Chattahoochee. Of course I recieved a ticket for following too close. The other driver did not have proof of insurance. What should I plea? If I plea gui...


937
1 votes
My friend had an accident this Thursday. He lost control of his car and hit a guard rail. His car got totaled. He was very shaken up and called his family. His family memeber came and picked him up. He states he was in shock. He called the insurance company and reported the accident. They advised...

915
3 votes
DUI in own yard  asked 19 Jan 2013
A friend of mine backed into his son's Douglas county issued truck in his own (not his son's) driveway. His son called his supervisor who in turn called GSP. He was given a DUI although he never left his own driveway. Can they do this?...

911
0 votes
I was on Hwy 316 on-ramp to 85 South this morning (06/13/11) ~8:16am (about after you were on TRGs). I was charged with texting while driving, when I was attempting to dial the phone# for my work to let them know I was running late. I definately will plead not guilty because the charge is complete...

899
2 votes
Hi, received a speeding ticket 12/26/2010. for 95/70mph and I have a CDL License. I paid all fines on 3/25/2011 not knowing that the ticket would later prevent me from gaining employment as a transport driver. I called the court after finding this out in November 2011. The Judge told me that i coul...

884
2 votes
SSD Referral  asked 12 Feb 2012
Sir, I am a disabled Vet who applied for SSD. Most people are telling me that most first time apps are denied. If mine is denied (should have decision within 45 days), can you recommend a lawyer to represent me in the appeal. Also, what you do on the regular guys show is awesome for the communi...

852
0 votes
Hi George, I listen to you on the Regular Guys every week and hope you can help advise on ticket I received. I received a speeding ticket on Buford Hwy going 60 in a 45. I asked the officer two times before he wrote the ticket if he would list the ticket at 14 miles over the speed limit rather ...

834
4 votes
Long story short, some idiot above me in the condo caused a flood which ruined 19 units. Building management hired some God-awful company that's just plain slow and more than a little sketchy to pull up the hardwood floors and put new ones in. The company somehow convinced building management my ...

833
2 votes
Atlanta race DWI  asked 8 Sep 2010
Our plan was to stay with friends in the infield at the speedway but my wife got extremely druck and demanded to go home. She could not drive and l hadn't have a beer in several hours so I had to drive. Here is the problem, I plead guilty to a DUI in O8 and am still driving on a work permit even tho...

829
0 votes
Wreckless Driving  asked 3 Oct 2011
I was driving through a parking lot on Saturday and did not see a policeman who was walking accross to his car. He ticketed me for wreckless driving...what am I facing? ...

822
2 votes
Bankruptcy  asked 10 Mar 2010
I am considering bankruptcy. My auto is financed in my name as well as my mom's. I do not want to harm my moms credit. Is there any way to do this? I would like to keep the vehcile but the payment is too high. ...

821
3 votes
Super Speeder on record  asked 5 Nov 2011
I received a super speeder ticket on 12/26/2010 (95 in 70) I did not dispute and paid all fines. My problem is that I am a CDL Driver and the super speeder ticket is stopping me from getting a good job with a great company. They are not looking at points they are looking at that specific incident 2...

820
4 votes
I got a citation from Morgan County for going 73 in a 55-zone of Hwy-441 near Madison. The fine is $180. I was wondering if it would be worth it to make he court appearance to try to minimize the effect on my car insurance. I am 21 years old, and I don't know how it will affect the insurance rates, ...

809
5 votes

I listen to the Regular Guys radio show. This question come from Dallas Texas. I just received a ticket for an illegal right turn on red at 10:30 at night. I was told by the officer that there was a sign that the right turn on red was illegal but had never noticed it since I just moved to Dall...


799
2 votes
Expungement  asked 4 Jan 2010

When I was in college (2002) I was arrested in New Orleans during Mardi Gras for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana. I had the arrest expunged from my record. It is now 8 years later, I have passed the CPA exam, and I'm applying for licensure. The application asks: "Have you ever been con...


797
2 votes
DUI, less safe?  asked 4 Dec 2011
I was involved in accident that was clearly not my fault, but because the officer smelled alcohol on my breath I was given a DUI. I did not receive any other citation.I took the breath test and was under the .080.I blew a .076.They call it a DUI less safe. Should I fight this or should I plea guilty...

795
2 votes
While stop at an intersection, the car in front of me proceeded to turn right and decided to stop after making the turn in a merging lane. Unaware that the driver had stopped , I moved to the stop sign and watched for oncoming traffic. Once I had a clear path , I proceeded to turn right, colliding...

788
2 votes
Hello George. I listen to you on the Regular Guys. Several years ago (maybe '05) I got arrested in Arkansas for possesion of MJ less than oz, paraphenalia and soliciting (magazines) without a permit. They let me go go the next day wanting me to come to court later. I never went to court because I ca...

782
0 votes

I am beginning an uphill battle for custody. I live in Spalding County and was wanting

to know if you can refer a good family law lawyer that is known to be pro father's rights. From my res...


780
4 votes

I purchased a couple of single family homes. They were rental properties and I never lived in any of them. I sold the homes several years later. Recently I was laid off and as part of the process of looking for another opportunity, I checked my credit report and scores (since that is what potent...


779
0 votes
Speeding ticket lost!  asked 31 May 2011
Heya, George! Back in May around Mother's Day I got a speeding ticket (going 12 over the speed limit) around Columbus, GA. I've been waiting since then for the Trooper to turn the ticket in to local Columbus Police but it looks like they've not brought it yet. I live in Atlanta and didn't want to m...